The Guide: What's on this week

Alibi, the Octagon.
• Fridays, from 10.30pm: Hemi and Bede.

The Bog Irish Bar, George St.
• Friday and Saturday, 10pm until late: Livewire, featuring Jaimee Evans, playing classic pop 'n' rock covers.

Chick's Hotel, Port Chalmers.
• Saturday, 9pm: Bill Morris and the Mark Fours, The Boxcar Rattle. $10 entry.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Monday, 7.30pm: song sale. Free entry, $5 to commission a song.

Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.
• Every Friday: Philtre jazz trio, from 5.30pm.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
• Tomorrow, doors open 8pm: Stash night.
• Members $2, accompanying guests $5.
• Saturday, doors open 7.30pm: Cold Night For Alligators, Katharticus, Falconets, Rusty Pilot, Shakes, Tommy Gunners, Maine Coons, Simple Thieves and Ded Sparrows. Members $5, public $10.

Isis Lounge, 68 Princes St.
• Every Thursday: jam night, from 8.30pm. Every Friday, 9pm: Oxo Cubans.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
• Thursdays, 8.30pm: Calder Prescott Jazz Quartet.

Rosie's Bar, Victoria Hotel, 137 St Andrew St.
• Thursdays, 9pm: open mike night.

Family fun
Blueskin Bay Library.
• Fridays,10.30am: story time.

Clyde Memorial Hall, Fraser St, Clyde.
• Tonight, 6.30-8.30pm: "Look Back in Time" Local adults and schoolchildren from the Terrace Primary School present stories, pictures and poems related to gold-mining days and early history of the area.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free.
• Guided tours daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet at information desk.
• Saturday and Sunday, 3.30pm, Atrium level 1: "Pacific Sounds, Investigation Station". Learn the customs and stories behind the music and have a go at playing traditional instruments yourself.
• Saturday: Articulated Autahi Unveiled - 11.15am, Join us for a blessing by the local runaka and a special talk from Judith Streat, articulator and sculptor, about reuniting Autahi with her skeleton. Otago's Ocean, Nature Galleries.
• 11.45am-1.30pm, make some jaws with your paws and create a leopard seal hand puppet. Atrium level 2. Free.

Port Chalmers Library.
• Wednesdays, 11am: story time.

Visitor Information Centre, 26 Princes St.
• Daily, 10am: Walk Dunedin, inner-city walking tours. Meet at visitor centre.

Music and performance
Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.
• Monday, 8pm: Dunedin is the first stop of a national reading tour, featuring award-winning poets: Karen Zelas Night's Glass Table and Sugu Pillay Flaubert's Drum. Dr David Reiter will also read from his latest works, My Planets: a fictive memoir and Nullarbor Song Cycle.

The Church, Dundas St.
• Tuesdays, 7pm: salsa lessons.
• Every Friday, 8.30pm: salsa tango night, $4 lesson then try out your dancing skills, or just enjoy the atmosphere.

Coronation Hall, 97 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Monday, 11am: Daytime Concert Series of "The Best of the Classics". Tickets $30 including lunch.

First Church, Moray Pl.
• Wednesday, August 29, and Thursday, August 30, 7.30pm: "The Great, Late Beethoven Quartets", the New Zealand String Quartet.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: organ recital by Nick Haslam.
• Sunday, 7pm: Missa: Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck. The Knox Church Choir, David Burchell organ, Simon Mace piano, Call Knudson-Hollebon soprano, Karen Knudson conductor. Admission free, sung as part of the service.

Oamaru Opera House foyer.
• Tomorrow, 12.15pm-1pm: lunchtime recital - Waitaki Valley Singers.

St Paul's Church, Coquet St, Oamaru.
• Sunday, 2pm: Oamaru Choral Society.
• Mrs June Cameron's farewell to the society.

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago.
• Until Saturday, until 7.30pm: Passages, presented by the theatre studies programme. $10 unwaged, $15 waged, cash only.

Fine Thyme Playhouse, Ortive St, Cromwell.
• Sunday, 2pm: Fine Thyme Theatre Company presents Makeover, by Craig Thaine. Admission by gold coin donation.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• August 25-September 15: Heroes, by Gerald Sibleyras, translated by Tom Stoppard.

Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany St.
• Saturday, September 1: Dunedin Repertory Society presents My Brilliant Divorce, by Geraldine Aron. Directed by Lewis Ablett-Kerr and starring Elsa May. Daily, 7.30pm, except Sunday, 4pm. No performance Monday. For bookings phone 477-6544.

Talks and films
Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, 24b Moray Pl.
• Saturday, 1.30-3pm: Spelunkers United Writing Workshop.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Today, 12.30pm: The Unspeakable Scot: Prof Gerard Carruthers - explore the media portrayal of Scotland and its people.

Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic.
• Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Carlos Wedde and Hayden Prujean - Modernism, Lowbrow and Strategies of the Absurd. P152 Lecture Theatre.
• Tomorrow: art and food symposium, P152 Lecture Theatre - 8.30 Mihi whakatau.
• Session 1, chairwoman Prof Leoni Schmidt - 8.45am: Prof Estelle Alma Mare. 9.05am: Mary Kisler. 9.25am: Dr Monica Lausch. 9.45am: Sabin Perkins. 10.05am: discussion.
• Session 2, chairman Ritchard Mitchell - 10.45am: Dr Cecilia Novero. 11.05am: Dianne Langman. 11.25am: Cinzia Piatti. 11.45am: discussion. noon: Chee Wang Ng. 12.20pm: Paul Hamilton. 12.40pm: Simon Kaan and Ron Bull. 1pm: discussion. 1.15pm: lunch.
• Session 3, chairwoman Dr Miranda Mirosa - 1.50pm: Prof Hilary Radner. 2.10pm: Emily Gordon and Dr Jenny Rock. 2.30pm: Prof Leoni Schmidt. 2.50pm: Dr Natalie Smith. 3.10pm: discussion. 3.30pm: tea.
• Session 4, Chairman Peter Stupples - 3.50: Jill Adams. 4.10pm: Prof Donna Lee Brien. 4.30pm: Allison Reynolds. 4.50pm: discussion. 5.15pm: final remarks: Peter Stupples. 5.30pm: gallery opening of show with works by Chee Wang Ng, Blair Kennedy and Andrea McSweeney, Bonface Manono and Paul Hamilton

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Thursday, 6pm start: Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society is holding this year's William Mathew Hodgkins Memorial Lecture, guest speaker Dr Blackman, a local artist, photographer, writer and architectural historian.
• Saturday, 1pm: "Food, Wine And Folly". Join Mary Kisler, senior curator, Mackelvie collection, international art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi a Tamaki, curator of the exhibition "Angels and Aristocrats" as she discusses images of food, wine and folly in the exhibition. This talk is complementary to the food symposium held at the School of Art on Friday. All welcome.
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm: free guided tours of "Angels and Aristocrats".

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.
• Today, 5.30pm: "Autahi's Articulation" - Judith Streat, articulator and sculptor, talks about her unique methods of preparing and assembling skeletons.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Free daily talks for August, each weekday at 2pm. Today: Tuhawaiki. Tomorrow: New Zealand sea lion. Saturday: life on board HMS Victory.
• Sunday: Karearea, the New Zealand falcon.
• Monday: the moa. Tuesday: Santa Cruz red feather money. Wednesday: daily life of the ancient Egyptians.
• Daily at 4pm: talk on the exhibition "Mirek Smisek: 60 Years 60 Pots". Free.
• Saturday and Sunday, 3pm: NHNZ film screening - Life Force: New Zealand. Barclay Theatre. Entry by gold coin donation.

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society presents Le Plaisir (Pleasure) (France, 1951, 95min, R 16).

A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• "Destroy" Harley Jones, August 30. The third part of the "Draw Paint Destroy" instalment.
• "Girlz", work by Bekah Carran, Anya Sinclair, mi$$match and Willow McIsaac.

The Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• "Watercolours of Arrowtown", by Paul Hanrahan.

Art-cut Gallery, 71 Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
• Contemporary art and design, open daily 10am-4pm.

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• Nick Eggleston, "Just a Pack of Bitches".

Aurora Cafe, Mosgiel.
• Until September 27: Taieri College art exhibition.

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
• Until Saturday: AV Gallery - "[Eddy]", Deborah Crowe and Eldon Booth.
• Darkside Gallery - "Under the Rose", Karin Strachan.
• Lower Gallery - "Caves are made of rock but not this cave", Sian Torrington in collaboration with Joan Fleming and Rachel O'Neill.
• Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery.

21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Ends tomorrow: Pat Hewitt exhibition "A Life in Fabric".

De Beer Gallery, Special Collections, first floor, Central University Library.
• Until September 14: "Charting the Land on the Ocean. Pacific Exploration, 1520-1876".

Dunedin International Airport.
• Ends Monday: Karen Baddock and Sheryl McCammon.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until September 16: "Angels and Aristocrats - Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections".
• Until November 11: "Sound Full" - draws together 13 artists working in Australia and New Zealand.
• Until October 28: Clemens von Wedemeyer, "The Fourth Wall".
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".

Ex-Community Gallery Window, 300 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• "Window on Dunedin", Ron Esplin, watercolours of Dunedin.

Faculty of Law, Richardson Building, University of Otago.
• Until November 30: "Art in Law VIII".

Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Gallery open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Closes today: "Words Fall Like Water", latest works by Kate Alterio and Kate Fitzharris.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Beth Nathan - Resident # 4.
• Until Sunday: The Cute Kitties Collective presents "It's Not You It's Me".

Green Acorn Cafe, 72 Albany St.
• Until August 31: Angela Burns paintings, a mix of early and new works.

Hotel St Clair, 24 Esplanade.
• "Oceans of Inspiration", by Derek Morrison.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell historic precinct.
• Ends Sunday: "Good as Gold". Open daily 10am to 4pm.
• Sunday-Saturday 15: Annemarie Hope-Cross, "Photogenic drawing n Central".

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Various artists. Hours: Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm and by appointment.

Koru Gallery, 4 Castle St.
• Various artists.

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Until September 16: "Corridors and Passages", paintings by Pat Jones.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until September 12: exhibition by Mervyn Williams, Chris Bailey and Lorene Taurerewa.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Until September 19, preview tomorrow, 5.30pm: Justin Boroughs', "Light" and John Edgar, "In Transit".

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Until August 31: "Sanguine", by artist Richard Munro, and "Structurally sound", by Murray Eskdale.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
• Until Saturday: Annie Baird, "A Retrospective of Annie Baird".

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Until August 31: group show including works by Shane Cotton, Ralph Hotere and Fiona Pardington.

None Gallery, 24 Stafford St.
• Opening today at 5.30pm, ends Sunday: "cinema/Cinema", new works by Dunedin artists, Mike Dillon, Damian Smith, Thomas Lord, Alex Lovell-Smith and Emily Hlavac Green.

North Otago Museum, 60 Thames St, Oamaru.
• Permanent exhibition: "Waitaki Landscapes".

Otago Art Society, OAS gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Until September 2: "Edinburgh Realty Premier Arts Awards", 2012. Open daily 10am-4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• "Bodytok Quintet" - The Human Instrument Archive (a sonicsfromscratch production).
• Until October 28: "Off The Wall: World Of WearableArt - Up Close", admission charge applies.
• "2012 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition".
• "Mirek Smisek: 60 years 60 pots".

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Until September 9: "Time For Tea", by Deborah Sykes. A touring campervan visitor to the Catlins takes the tea cosy to new creative heights.
• Open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-1pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm. Weekends: 10am-4pm.

Packing Shed Gallery and Cafe, Boulton Rd, Earnscleugh, Alexandra.
• Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm.

The Picture Lounge, 48 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• New Zealand's Photographers Gallery: a continuously updated exhibition.

Portobello Gallery, cnr Highcliff and Portobello Rds, Otago Peninsula.
• Winter hours: Monday-Sunday,10am-4pm.
• Various artists.

Quadrant Gallery, Bracken Court, 480 Moray Pl.
• Until September 1: "Times 5", an exhibition of jewellery, ceramics and carving. Gallery open Monday-Friday noon-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-2pm.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
• Until Sunday: "Polyfest 2012 Ko Wai Au? (Who Am I?)" - Murihiku Maori and Pacifica Cultural Trust.
• Until September 23: "Quilts Takitimu".
• Until September 30: "Seldom Seen".
• Ongoing: "Southland 150".

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Until September 30: new exhibition by Ollie Crooks, "Good times and Happy Days".
• Open Friday-Sunday, 1pm-5pm.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• August 30: "Heralding Spring".

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until September 4: works by the Taieri Art Group.

Teviot District Museum, Abbotsford St, Roxburgh.
• Sundays, 2pm-4pm, or by request. Contact Robin on (03) 446-8130 or Joan on (03) 446-8671.

Tony Williams Workshop and Gallery, Carnegie Centre, Moray Pl.
• Tuesday-Friday 11am-5.30pm, Saturday 11am-2pm.

Toi O Tahuna Fine Art Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
• Ends tomorrow: new work by Aaron Kereopa.

Wanaka Fine Art Gallery, 4 Helwick St.
• New works by Jane Sinclair, "Slices of Lindis", dramatic palette knife works in oil on canvas, also featuring iconic curvilinear bronze sculptures by Trevor Askin, "Smooth me down Kiwi". Open 10.30am-4pm daily.

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